Monday, May 31, 2010

What Home Means to Me

Today is my turn to share what home means to me as part of sfgirlbybay and Pintrest's Pin It Forward
Everyday I remind myself how lucky I am to have such a beautiful home. I work hard to surround myself with beautiful things that make me happy. Living here is like being on vacation everyday. I have a huge screened in porch with a view of the garden and gas log fireplace for the winter. There are lots of handmade treasures and artwork. Fabrics and patterns on every surface and wall. I now have a bright and organized space to get creative in and a big dinning room table to host craft get togethers. And of course what would home be without my furry baby Coltrane. 
Be sure to check out Sassy Smolack's Pin it Forward tomorrow!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Rainbow Happiness

Happy Friday! Hope you have a wonderful long weekend filled with Rainbow treats. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Fabric Buttons

I apologize for forcing Orinui readers to dress shop with me but I finally found the perfect dress for a friends wedding in June. It was on sale at Anthropologie. They were out of my size in the store and online but they did a nationwide store search to find it for me. I have a blue cardigan I want to wear with the new red dress but it could use some new snazzy buttons. These are some cool choices from Etsy. 

Monday, May 24, 2010

Pin it Forward Starts Today

Pin it Forward posts starts today. Follow along as bloggers share what home means to them using the new  image sharing website Pintrest. This a great way to find your new favorite blog just follow along. Orinui will be sharing on Memorial Day May 31st. I still have a lot of pining to do to get ready. Pintrest has been a lot of addictive fun. It is a great way to bookmark images that catch your eye on the internet for future reference. 

Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy Bike Month

Hey did you ride your bike to work today? Today is National Bike to work day. I wish I could but it is a little treacherous. A coworker got hit by a car on her way to work last year. But to make up for not riding to work I think I may ride to the Farmer's Market tomorrow morning. Lets see how much stuff I can fit in my backpack! So to celebrate National Bike Month I thought I would share some artsy bike stuff. I gave the two BuyOlympia pieces as a wedding gift to my bike loving friends. I was happy to see the coasters look nicer than the picture they are more burgundy and grey. 

APAK  at BuyOlympia

Kiku at BuyOlympia

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Habit of Being

Hey I recognize that image from the beautiful blog The Habit of Being via Enhabiten! Looks like someone else couldn't bear to throw out her Nikki McClure Calender at the end of the year. ( see my calendar post for more ideas) Here a few more pictures I love. How can anyone not fall in love with little baby Ralph.

Monday, May 17, 2010


Lovely Mid Century inspired patterns from MissPrint London via Tea for Joy

Friday, May 14, 2010

Spring Pillows

Maybe if I got one of these fresh new pillows it would inspire me to do some spring cleaning? Maybe not.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tsk Tsk Wallpaper

What a lovely treat. Tsk Tsk is offering these wonderful wallpaper downloads on her blog.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Ink & Paper

While shopping for a mother's day gift  I came across the most wonderful selection of patterned stationary. I had such a hard time deciding which pattern set to get. I immediately looked up the company Ink & Paper on the internet the minute I got home. And guess what they are from right here in Richmond Va! 

Friday, May 7, 2010

Stalking Myself

At my day job I sometimes feel like an art robot. I produce new images everyday and as soon as they leave my drafting table I have no idea where they will end up. So it especialy nice to see that they get adopted into good homes. Here are some pictures I have stumbled across lately.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Chevron Dresses

Still haven't had a chance to go clothes shopping in the real world. But I definitely have an idea of what I want. 
Isn't this super pretty. But unfortunately not for sale. From Sweet Sassafras

This one is at least for sale but should I make the leap to order a dress all the way from Sweden? It looks like it would be very figure flattering. From Christina Pires.

This one would be a cute summer dress. Plus it looks just like one of my Chevron prints. From Spool no72.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Vanna Lam

My Friend Vanna is on the front page of Better Homes and Gardens web page. Her fern artwork is featured in a cute porch makeover. You can purchase the prints here.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Riki Zarris Prints Sneak Peek

Introducing two new prints, Haiku I and II. They were a big hit at Spring Bada Bing.  They would make a great last minute Mother's Day gift. Also look for new 12x12 canvas sizes available starting this week!